The 2016 Atlas Peak Merlot is a gorgeous 100% varietal wine that was aged in 50% new French oak for sixteen months. It begins with wonderful aromatics black licorice woven together with milk chocolate and anise that all build together in the glass. The silky texture entices, as the wine artfully dances across the mid-palate leaving behind flavors of loganberry with suggestions of cocoa powder and sagebrush accents that complete this gorgeous wine. While outstanding in its youth, this excellent Merlot will have decades ahead of it.
||Napa Valley, Atlas Peak